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Friday, October 23, 2009

How embarassing!

Okay blogger friends. I know some of you may not know me well, and think that if you pointed out my errors I would be horribly embarrassed and think you were rude. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am one of those people that greatly appreciates the friend that points out the spinach stuck between my teeth. Granted, I do like the correction to be kind. Mean spirited making fun is not what I have in mind. Oh, and of course discretion is also appreciated. So now that we've got that cleared up. . .

I was just giving The General his spelling words. (I know, most 7th graders don't do spelling, but he's weird and likes it. Who am I to deny him?) Well, pseudonym was one of his words to spell today. When he asked me what it meant, I quickly googled the word to give him an exact definition. Here's what I found: pseudonym n. A fictitious name, especially a pen name.

What is the big deal? Why is that important? I just realized this whole time on my blog side bar, I had written that I'd given my children pseudo names. Very nice home school lady, it should be: I have given my children pseudonyms. Yep, I home school my children. Such a proud day for Mrs. Nomad.

On the up side. . .(the other thing you need to know about me. I'm a hopeless, or shall I say hopeful, optimist) this is exactly why I love teaching my children. I learn new things all the time, and I LOVE IT!

Okay, now I'm totally confused. As I'm spell checking this post, Lord only knows I don't want to misspell words and further my humiliation, psuedo name comes up as a correctly spelled word. So what is the story here masters of the English language? Have I been a bone head, or not?


  1. This does not surprise me at all that you would love to still be in school, you the girl who had a self imposed bedtime and homework if you felt under worked in school. And lets not for get getting up at 5:30 to be ready for the day. I do admit that I loved learning with my kids when we home schooled and all these years of working in the school, I have learned alot of really fun stuff...again!

  2. Probably because "pseudo" is a word, as is "name" so independently, they are spelled correctly.

  3. In my opinion, either is correct. Have you listened to the news these days, or read newspapers? Some of the mistakes are atrocious.

    I never noticed, but then, I refuse to home school my kids....I'm nuts enough as is.

  4. I think you can appropriately use "pseudo names" in a casual context and that's why no one noticed! It would mean something like "fake names". See??

  5. Jody, you're right. I was a nerd.

    Thanks ladies. Remember, if I do happen to get spinach stuck in my teeth, or my fly is down. . .TELL ME! :)